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The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room

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Swimming pool with waterfall and custom-wood-designed railing. 
In the pool: a platform to recline.
King-size bed, custom-made with Laurelwood. Spacious and comfortable with bed-side reading tables.
1 of 35Swimming pool with waterfall and custom-wood-designed railing. In the pool: a platform to recline.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Villa Hermosa consists of 2 private guesthouses (Villa Hermosa & Villa Toucan) located in the pastoral/rainforest hills just outside of Fortuna. The base price is based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is an additional fee per night. If you are a party of 3 or more than the Villa Toucan is included (otherwise, it is simply not rented as the entire property is only rented to one family/group at a time). Villa Hermosa is the first guesthouse. It has one spacious bedroom with California King & Queen beds. Villa Toucan is the second guesthouse. It is also one-bedroom and is furnished with Queen & single beds. The Villa Hermosa is perfect for the parents and 1-2 younger kids. The Villa Toucan is perfect for 2-3 older kids or teens. Sometimes, parents prefer the Toucan as a private...The Villa Hermosa consists of 2 private guesthouses (Villa Hermosa & Villa Toucan) located in the pastoral/rainforest hills just outside of Fortuna. The base price is based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is an additional fee per night. If you are a party of 3 or more than the Villa Toucan is included (otherwise, it is simply not rented as the entire property is only rented to one family/group at a time). Villa Hermosa is the first guesthouse. It has one spacious bedroom with California King & Queen beds. Villa Toucan is the second guesthouse. It is also one-bedroom and is furnished with Queen & single beds. The Villa Hermosa is perfect for the parents and 1-2 younger kids. The Villa Toucan is perfect for 2-3 older kids or teens. Sometimes, parents prefer the Toucan as a private getaway. Here are more specifics: -The main guesthouse consists of one large master suite with both California King & Queen beds and sleeps 4-5 people. It features a master bathroom, large outdoor living area, dining room, bar, kitchen & BBQ. -There is a separate Villa (not connected to the main guesthouse) called The Villa Toucan which has a Queen & Double beds, and a full-bathroom. Toucan sleeps up to 3 people. -The property is over 1 acre and has a private pool with waterfall, large patios, & manicured gardens which include pathways, fruit trees and occassional visits from toucans, sloths and iguanas. Swimming pool w/waterfall: A recent guest (Robin from Maryland) recently wrote of the swimming pool (August, 2018): “The nicest pool water I have ever swam in!' -The property also features a game-room with a red-felt pool table, dart-board, mini-bar and a third full bathroom. -Our guests often enjoy bird-watching from the outdoor living room in the mornings (the birds are happy to eat leftover banana, pineapple and coffee grounds). During the 2018 migration period, we were visited by more than 60 bird species/ -The property is setup for relaxing with friends & family. Many groups & families enjoy hanging out in the pool, shooting pool, throwing darts, playing horseshoes on the manicured-lawn, checking out birds & trees along the pathways or simply playing board games, reading books surfing the internet in the outdoor living area. -Honeymooners & couples enjoy the private experience and personal service. The property owner can customize (at no extra cost) all of your travel and tour needs. -We are a 7 minute drive from the world-renowned Springs Resort & Spa, which allows our guests easy access to the resort via day-passes. Temperature -Several advantages of our location (just outside of Fortuna) are the famous Arenal breeze we receive (higher elevation than Fortuna), the quiet/serene beauty (outside of the hustle-bustle) and the perfect weather (70-73 degrees), slightly cooler than Fortuna (again, thanks to our higher elevation). Also, our hill is well-known to have the best view of the Volcano. Navigation As of May 1, 2019 we have 2 newly paved roads on the way to the property; one between Fortuna and The Springs Resort & Spa, the other from Fortuna through Monterrey and directly to the Villa.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking allowed outdoors. Please maintain some distance from the outdoor furniture. Otherwise, there is plenty of room to roam.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Judah R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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Reviewed March 26, 2020 via mobile

The villa Hermosa is more than just a house, it is a little piece of paradise. Beautiful pool and gardens. House was extremely clean and and roomy. Host was very welcoming and nice. If was a lit piece of paradise within paradise. Host was also...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Storyteller585856
Reviewed March 17, 2020

We really didn't have a huge need to go back to La Fortuna on this visit to CR,,,but when I saw that Villa H had some availability that fit into our itinerary I reached out to Judah. He is a different owner than our previous...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank GerryN22
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

We spent 5 nights, and loved it. The property is beautiful, as are the accommodations. We had two couples, and we each had different rooms on the property so it was very private. Judah helped us with setting up daily activities as well as a...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Eddie4319
Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

Gorgeous quiet home with an impressive pool and fun features including pool table and darts. The home is a bit more remote than it appears on Google Maps - but once you find it you’ll be glad you choose this home for your vacation.

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Andy B
Reviewed August 24, 2019

Judah's VRBO is a great place. The property is immaculate and Judah takes great care to make you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this property for any stay in Arenal. We stayed here for 4 nights. This property is located very close to the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Chris J
Judah M, VR Owner at The Villa Hermosa: 2 Guesthouses, Pool w/Waterfall, Tropical Garden & Game Room, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Chris, Good to hear from you. Was a pleasure to host you and your family. Please do keep in touch and all the best back in the US. ~Judah

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Pool Table
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Safe
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Would you recommend this rental to someone looking for an "authentic" experience?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Pastoral rainforest: -Away from the hustle-bustle of central Fortuna yet close enough to all tours and hot springs. -From our main road 'turn left' to Fortuna (Fortuna waterfall, rafting, rappelling, chocolate etc) and 'turn right' to Arenal (volcano, ziplining, hiking). -You are equidistant (in both directions) from every major attraction in the area.
Getting around
The property manager is on-site to assist with all of your conceirge needs. I provide full-service arrangement of your driver, rental car & tours at no additional charge while securing you discounts along the way (all services provided are top-notch and highly-rated by previous guests). ~The privacy you want, the service you need~
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